Scanning process

The scanning process examines text for occurrences of names or other information identified in any of the industry based sanctions lists. Two issues are raised for any screening method. First, the risk of not identifying a blocked person or entity when it is present in the scanned text(false negative). Second, the cost of stopping a transaction when in fact there is not a blocked entity in the scanned text(false positive). The design of the SDN Scanner recognizes that the cost of false negative transactions is high and gives priority to eliminating such items.

Custom list

Sanctions lists include a broad set of names and terms which are in common use. The SDN Scanner supports a Custom list that allows users to improve the accuracy of the scan by qualifying specific text as pre-approved(not in need of further review). The Custom list also allows users to include text which is not specified in the primary sanctions lists. An included entry is treated like any blocked entity and creates a reportable item when matched.

List preparation

Sanctions lists selected by the user and the user's Custom list are combined into a scanning dictionary that's used to examine text.

Sanctions lists

Any combination of lists can be used. The combination can include lists that we publish and the two lists that we support but do not publish. These two lists, the Custom and FinCen lists, you must upload yourself.

Abbr Source Name As Of Date Entry
Published List Changes by Date
OFCOFAC SDNJan 19, 20218,79514,031Jan 19, 202127 between Nov 4, 2019 and Dec 23, 2020
CNConsolidated ScreeningJan 21, 202112,32215,934Jan 21, 202135 between Nov 4, 2019 and Sep 24, 2020
EUEuropean UnionJan 15, 20212,2317,035Jan 15, 202156 between Nov 6, 2019 and Dec 23, 2020
HMHM Treasury Asset Freezing UnitJan 21, 20212,1615,714Jan 21, 202133 between Nov 7, 2019 and Dec 24, 2020
CSConsolidated SanctionsDec 14, 2020376918Dec 22, 20202 between Feb 18, 2020 and Dec 14, 2020
UCUN ConsolidatedJan 20, 20211,0033,146Jan 21, 20217 between Nov 1, 2019 and Dec 24, 2020
DBDebarred PartiesJul 2, 2020721140Jan 15, 2021
DPDenied Persons ListDec 11, 202044912Dec 17, 202010 between Oct 30, 2019 and Dec 11, 2020
FTForeign Terrorist OrganizationsJan 15, 20217056Jan 15, 2021
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